Joseph Butenhoff, 33, cell-phone tower builder suffered TBI when hit by a car while he was in the street after dark, helping a dog owner and his injured dog.
Medical and loss of earnings damages were waived. Defense offered policy limit of $100,000 only three months before trial. Joseph’s case went to trial for 7 days and a jury passed a verdict after 4 hours of deliberation.
A gross verdict of $3,000,00 was awarded with a $1,950,000 net after comparative negligence by Joseph. Joseph waived all claims for past and future medical specials as well as loss of earnings. Joseph will be filing a motion for costs.